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  1. charz

    charz Notebook Guru

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    can someone confirm that the newer gt72 have no Optimus, The specs in Gentech pc show they have Optimus!
     
  2. touchyandalou

    touchyandalou Notebook Enthusiast

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    None of the GT72's old or new have Optimus. You have to change between graphic cards manually via a button and reset.
     
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  3. touchyandalou

    touchyandalou Notebook Enthusiast

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    I know nothing has been announced on pricing yet, but anybody care to speculate on how much the Skylake GT72's might cost compared to the current generation of devices?

    Does a model refresh usually result in a price increase with MSI?
     
  4. Xymox

    Xymox Notebook Geek

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    Now I have my GT72 up and running with Windows 10, I'm now on changing the usage experience to fit my needs.

    On my previous Dell XPS17 system, when I closed the lid it went to sleep-mode.
    When I opened the lid, the machine automatically started and presented the desktop immediately.

    Now on the new system, when opening the lid, I first have to press the power button to start. It takes a bit longer before the desktop is presented (first MSI logo is displayed, a progress icon is shown and afterwards the desktop is presented).

    It feels that my Dell was much faster.

    Is it possible to start the GT72 the same way by just opening the lid?
    Is the sleep mode in Win7 really faster compared to sleep mode in Win10?
     
  5. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Have a look at your power settings. They have behavior options in there for the power button etc.
     
  6. Xymox

    Xymox Notebook Geek

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    I know, but there is no option to define the lid open action, only set what has to be done on closing the lid.
    So what I read on other places, it should be made available by the manufacturer (driver) to enable an option in Windows.

    Question then: than anyone here configured Windows in any way so that when opening the lid the laptop comes automatically out from sleep?
    (and if so, what are the settings?)
     
  7. Dufus

    Dufus .

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    Already on sale here.

    GT72S-6QE
    i7-6820HK
    17.3" 1920*1080
    8GBx2 DDR4
    128GB SSD PCIE, 1TB 7200rpm
    BD Writer
    GTX980m 8GB DDR5
    Web Cam FHD
    6x USB3, 1xtype-C
    HDMI
    SD
    9-Cell Battery
    W10
    3.78kg
    USD3000

    GT72-6QD
    i7-6700HQ
    17.3" 1920*1080
    8GBx1 DDR4
    1TB 7200rpm
    BD Writer
    GTX970m 3GB DDR5
    Web Cam FHD
    6x USB3, 1xtype-C
    HDMI
    SD
    9-Cell Battery
    W10
    3.78kg
    USD2200


    As prices here are higher than say in the states, for comparison

    PX60 2QD
    i7-5700HQ
    15.6", 1920*1080
    8GBx1 DDR3L
    1TB HDD
    GTX950m 2GB DDR5
    Web Cam FHD
    3x USB3
    HDMI
    SD
    802.11ac
    6-Cell Battery
    W8.1 Pro
    2.1kg
    USD1300
     
  8. touchyandalou

    touchyandalou Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks. That first model would do me fine, but I'm guessing it's going to retail at a few hundred pounds over my limit of £2000, which means I'll probably just end up settling for a Broadwell edition, which hopefully might be slightly reduced next month.
     
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  9. Dufus

    Dufus .

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    Well that's pretty close to GBP2000 and prices here are generally on the higher side. Different options will vary the final price.

    You can see some performance of the i7-6820HK here. Running Cinebench at 4.2GHz sees thermal throttling kicking in at about 17 seconds into the bench. Cooling looks like it's going to be a challenge with overclocking, as expected.

    Note that the laptop being used looks very much like the MSI.
    1.jpg
     
  10. charz

    charz Notebook Guru

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    I need your honest advise.

    I am in Canada and looking to get a G72 but has a tight budget of not more than $2000 cad (1500 USD - thank you Oil...:().
    Fortunately, Amazon.ca is offering two g72 systems within my budget; One with 980m but No G-Sync. The other is cheaper, has the glorious G-Sync,, but comes with a 970m....

    Which one should I sacrifice up, the better performance of 980m or the better screen/refresh/smoothness of G-sync display ?
     
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